With the change of the seasons comes a change in footwear. When summer begins and we all relish the switch to sandals, it’s common to have some soreness in the muscles next to the shin. You are using your muscles differently by lifting your foot more to keep the sandal on your foot. The Tibialis Anterior muscle, responsible for picking up the foot, is flexing more and getting an extra workout.
Foam rolling is most effective in relieving tension and soreness. To do this, kneel on the foam roller with your hands on the ground in front of you. Then simply roll towards your ankles and back towards your knees, stopping just before reaching the knee. It should really help the seasonal foot transition!
Jenny is NYS Licensed Massage Therapist who graduated from Finger Lakes School of Massage in 2003. Her integrative massage style blends deep tissue and connective tissue therapies to restore balance to the body and relax the mind. Jenny specializes in focused massage work based on the client and their particular conditions and especially enjoys working with those who have pain related issues of the hips, back, and neck where she can help bring significant pain relief. She also performs Swedish, pre- and postnatal, and hot stone massages.